Watch: 130-Car Crash on British Highway

No one died in pileup caused by thick fog

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Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

A police officer reacts as he stands amongst the wreckage of some of the 100 vehicles involved in multiple collisions, which took place in dense fog during the morning rush hour, on the Sheppey Bridge in Kent, east of London, September 5, 2013.

Miraculously no one was killed when more than 130 vehicles crashed into each other on a British highway Thursday morning, but eight people were seriously injured.

The crash in Kent reportedly continued for 10 minutes amid poor visibility in a thick fog, the BBC reports.

In total, 27 people required hospital treatment, and firefighters had to free at least five people from their cars.

In some cases, drivers who screeched into the pileup proceeded to run back and warn incoming cars.

“Later, a woman came up to us sobbing saying, ‘thank you, thank you, you saved my life’,” driver Martin Stammers told the BBC.

Watch aerial footage of the pileup:

[BBC]

3 comments
KateWes
KateWes

Incredible. Thoughts go out to everyone there, especially those injured and their families.



mazeman
mazeman

I call shenanigans on the headline.  I watched exactly 0 cars "Crash on British Highway"